LC
Years ago

Mexico vs Australia: 2014 World Cup

Less than 30min to game time.

Can't sleep on Mexico as they have some good players, but we should be able to account for them.


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Anonymous  
Years ago

We should beat them but they do seem like a fairly decent side.

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GWB  
Years ago

Knock on wood. but SHOULD be Australia by 15-20, conservatively.

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Train  
Years ago

A bit off subject but I'm loving this a Double Dribble show. Wasn't giving it a lot of credit at first but have found myself laughing quite regularly.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Double Dribble is just stupid but IMO they need more than 8-10 minutes to be effective. But the way they are going they deserve 30 seconds if they're lucky. Loved the redfoo part

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ronnie is a very funny guy, the other dude not so much.

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MACDUB  
Years ago

Also a bit off-topic, but what do people think of the WC schedule?

Is it just me or is the 'game a day with one rest day' excessive?

5 games in 6 days. At least maybe throw in another rest day in there IMO.

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Northern Brew  
Years ago

How can Phil Smyth be so clueless?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

It does seem a bit excessive but good for the viewer.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Will the Hoff ever hit a 2pt FG?

FFS Andersen you are such a black hole.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anderson's first touch and a turnover....amazing.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Is the Boomers half court offense the worst in the World Cup?

I cannot remember a SINGLE layup through good ball movement all tournament.

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Phil  
Years ago

ingles and newley have both gotten to the basket with ease at times , but yeah probably more from their own creation

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Phil  
Years ago

tournament wise i mean

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clarky  
Years ago

Did Shane Heal just refer to Baynes as "Outback Shaq"??

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Train  
Years ago

Jawai is a great passer for his size

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Exactly.

I want 6 passes and a layup then I will be happy lol.

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Phil  
Years ago

we all had questions why jawai was brought in as he is so unfit and what does he offer but his passing has been leagues ahead of any of our other bigs. i mean light years ahead.

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Wound  
Years ago

That horn is pretty fucking annoying!

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Phil  
Years ago

clear flop by the mexican. dont fall for that ref

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Anonymous  
Years ago

any free live streams im in Hong Kong

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anderson misses the easy pass to exum for a likely easy hoop, instead bricks a three. Then right after on defense gets blown by for an easy layup. He's lolbad.

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Phil  
Years ago

lol how was the offensive foul on jawai for the elbow. if thats an offensive foul then you might as well send valunciounas home from the tournament , ive never seen the guy hit a post shot without the elbow in the defenders chest.

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Alex  
Years ago

Solid first quarter by the Aussies.

End of first quarter, Andersen hits 2 free throws with 4.4s to go and is then subbed off for the last possession. Recognition that his defence is sub-par.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

What's the most likely scenario if we lose this game? 2nd, 3rd or 4th?

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anderson is just a. Crab

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This is just one of those games that the Boomers will lose

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Didn't notice in the other games as much but tonight getting the feeling that we're seeing Delly is a bit lacklustre/ineffective because Anderson is usually the player he's passing to... And obviously not much happens from there!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

This letdown can be expected, they would have been so fired up last night that we couldn't expect the same energy less than 24 hours later.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

3rd

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gibson continues to excel on the defensive end.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Interesting tactic from Australia, tanking to set up a Round of 16 game with the USA!

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Benno  
Years ago

"Anderson is just a. Crab" SPOT ON!

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capain gibbo  
Years ago

Gibbo a real difference game changes when he's on, tempo etc. Think Andrej needs to check the rotations some imbalance at times

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rohant16  
Years ago

Bairstow needs to take Anderson's minutes instead of being crap and getting into foul trouble.

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MCV  
Years ago

Does Anderson have jelly hands?

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Maxymoo  
Years ago

Let's do it for Redfoo

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MCV  
Years ago

Sweet long twos from Anderson though.

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Maxymoo  
Years ago

Just need to control this one, keep Burt Ritto off the glass

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Anonymous  
Years ago

The Hoff really is a world class shooter.

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Maxymoo  
Years ago

He is money

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rohant16  
Years ago

Rowdy Broekhoff!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Anderson is alright quit bitchin

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Man Baynes is good though

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Ring the damn bell

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I love Baynes

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Outback Snack!

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MCV  
Years ago

BROEKHOFF!

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rohant16  
Years ago

Come on boys box out!

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rohant16  
Years ago

dammit Cam you've missed some chippies

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MCV  
Years ago

Jawai has great court vision.

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rohant16  
Years ago

Nate is a smart player.

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Alex  
Years ago

Loving Jawai's play in Q3. Say what you will about his conditioning but when he gets the ball he does good things with it. If he gets back in shape after his injury, he could only play more minutes in future tournaments.

Let's for Boomers in Q4!

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Alex  
Years ago

*Go

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rohant16  
Years ago

Geez that was crap LOL

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Flinders80  
Years ago

This score line is worrying me, need to keep pushing

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Mexico's guards are so nippy.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Does Ayon look like Mitchell Johnson's Mexican doppledanger or is it just me?

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Flinders80  
Years ago

I know he just subbed in but after missing a block out sub Anderson back out

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Why does Andersen get so many minutes?

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Curtley  
Years ago

so if australia wins and then we beat angola and lithuania lose to serbia do we finish 2nd?

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wildgoose  
Years ago

Can we send an SOS to another power forward somewhere that can replace Anderson? We must have someone better.

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Flinders80  
Years ago

Did Mexico forget to bring their late game scenarios play book. No urgency to win. Game was with in their distance to. Good win Boomers

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MCV  
Years ago

Big game Baynes.

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XY  
Years ago

I am confused after watching the 4th quarter. Was either team playing basketball?

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Alex  
Years ago

Well done Boomers, but rather strange finish by Mexico. Started pressing / fouling with 15s left, no urgency before then!

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rohant16  
Years ago

Delly could have had 4 or 5 more assists there. Need to improve our finishing. It was bad in that 4th.
Gibson was very impressive. Justifying his selection.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"so if australia wins and then we beat angola and lithuania lose to serbia do we finish 2nd?"

Serbia isn't in our group

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rohant16  
Years ago

Broekhoff showed enormours character out there. He helped win the game for us in that 3rd. Great bounce back after a rough first half!

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XY  
Years ago

What is the order of tomorrow's games? May be crucial as to whether we play before or after Slovenia

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Our game against Angola tomorrow night is at the same time as tonight's game.

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NBL Fan  
Years ago

I felt frustrated watching Andersen play.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Probably should've won by more, but have to take that. Baynes with another raw but strong performance.

Baynes 21, Broekhoff 12, Newley 10.

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GWB  
Years ago

I think that the coach may have been looking at stuff and trying things out this game, I just got the feeling they never took it too seriously.. they certainly never seemed worried, even when the scores got close.. I never worried either, I just didn't feel like Mexico had the horses to mount a real challenge to us. Australia never got out of first gear.

We certainly do need to work on our half court game and I have a feeling thats what they tried to do today against Mexico.. with limited success. Put it this way, Australia could upset some very good teams if they play at their own tempo... but if they don't they could really struggle. It makes sense to me that they would spend this game, and tomorrows game, really looking at how we run half court. Also, if we need to drop tommorrows game it would be a good time to have a look at even more.

In the end, I never felt Australia was truly challenged and if they needed to bring it up a notch they could have. Happy with the win. Lets hope the ladder favours us by tomorrow night!

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rjd  
Years ago

Baynes again huge. Baynes just keeps getting better each year.

Is it just me, or do the refs make calls that mimic the momentum of the game? It seemed like when a team was making a run, the calls also went the way of the team with momentum.

I found Andersen frustrating to watch. IMO he shouldn't be playing the 4 spot. Defensively struggled. Yet his boxscore looks tidy.

Ingles had another strong game, albeit with only one shot attempt. I found it odd when Mexico went with the 3-guard lineup and our offense wasn't even attempting to exploit the height mismatches. Ingles must've been 25cm taller than his man each possession.

Newley was great at both ends. Really aggressive when we needed it. He does well getting into the passing lanes when the guards try to trap.

Pleasantly surprised by Gibson in this tournament. His minutes are totally warranted. I would have played him more.

While Motum had a knack for getting some sneaky and efficient shots around the basket in the friendly games, he hasn't been able to replicate it in the tournament. I still prefer to see him play the 4 than Andersen. Although I didn't mind Andersen coming on late in the game since he is very familiar with those situations.

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Big Ads  
Years ago

I had that game pegged as a danger game but they got across the line and a win is a win.

Lithuania and Slovenia play after the Boomers tomorrow so Lithuania hold the key to our destiny (in part).

Re Andersen, his play is error prone and his low post, back to the basket moves are turnover candy for the opposition. His low post, isolation moves look slow and awkward but I suspect he is following direction as he has traditionally been a better stretch jump shooter than a low post beast.

Thank goodness Baynes and Jawai have performed so well as our other 3 big guys have been erratic (which shouldn't be surprising given Andersen has only returned to competitive basketball in the last few months and Motum and Bairstow are World Cup debutants).

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Totally agreed Big Ads, Andersen should never post up inside the key, his only use on offense is mid range.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

^^^

As he has the height to jump over most defenders and a decent action.

The further he backs down inside the key is directly proportional to how likely he is to turn it over.

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Step back  
Years ago

I now its long odds, but I think if Angola, who are desperate and African champions manages to knock of Slovenia, then Lithuania beats Slovenia, we can still grab first by beating Angola...

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Step back  
Years ago

With a possible match up with NZ in the next round!

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Maxymoo  
Years ago

Angola leading into the 4th

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Step back  
Years ago

Bugger

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LC  
Years ago

Recap up on PnR thanks to Craig Rayner with highlights video.

2014 FIBA World Cup: Boomers hold off Mexico for third straight win

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fstos  
Years ago

I don't advocate us dropping the Angola game nor do I think the team will contemplate doing this BUT our best chance of finishing 3rd will be if we lose the game. We cannot now top the group and cannot fall bellow third.

If we lose Lithuania will then have maximum incentive to win against Slovenia because ANY win will guarantee them topping the group.

A win for the Boomers against Angola needs a Lithuania win by 5-13 for us to get third.

With a Lithuania loss the result against Angola does not matter. We will be second.

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paul  
Years ago

So a starting five of Jawai, Bairstow, Motum, Goulding and Exum then?

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Naph  
Years ago

You guys are being so rough. Andersen is not a crab... crabs can move sideways.

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fstos  
Years ago

Hey. Why not. The result of the next game is sort of irrelevant as I said. Give the guys who play less minutes plenty of burn as well as a chance to see what they can do. Rest the guys who have been playing big minutes and give the Boomers a better chance of reaching the medal round. Can't think of a downside really.

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paul  
Years ago

FWIW I don't advocate throwing a game, but with us already qualified for the Round of 16 I wouldn't have a problem with the coaches resting key players so they are fit and firing when it matters on Saturday or Sunday.

It's also a great chance to get some more run into the legs of the guys I mentioned above.

Now if that happens to mean we lose the game to Angola, who will be playing for their lives (and were great today against Slovenia) then so be it, it might just turn out for the best.

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AussiePride  
Years ago

Lemanis can't seem to help himself. He will probably play Andersen for big minutes again tonight at the expense of giving Exum, Goulding and Jawai a really good run.

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AussiePride  
Years ago

Andersen would be a decent role player on this team coming off the bench at 10-15 minutes per game. He does provide some good qualities. He can knock down that 15 foot shot and pick up some rebounds. The problem is that he has just become a black hole with both minutes and the ball. When it goes into him in the post the the other 4 players know they are not going to see the ball again until he either puts a shot up or turns it over. His play stagnates our offence and slows it to a crawl. He shouldn't be taking 3pt shots unless all other options have closed. He played his role perfectly in London but he is just on the floor too much here.

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XY  
Years ago

Paul, I like your starting 5, but only if Jawai is running the point. Exum only to practice his post up moves.

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paul  
Years ago

Goulding as the lock-down defender?

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XY  
Years ago

...Only if he definitely does not have the green light to shoot.

Actually, we could probably get Anderson to practice his post up moves with as much success as Exum!

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paul  
Years ago

Now now, Dave's a good Frankston boy, let's leave the Andersen hate in the posh suburbs please!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Damn, Angola came close to Slovenia. We can't finish first now.

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GWB  
Years ago

I never use to mind Anderson, now I see why so many hate the guy.

His excuse for post moves are these shocking, bumbling, unco baby giraffe moves where he loses control of the ball. They look more like a really bad grinding dance move in a gay bar than they do any kind of tactical play.

I agree.. He adds a few decent elements, but not any more so then Jawai adds a good passing big man.. Anderson is a 15 minute a game player, not 30. And my god if he fumbles the ball again I am going to track him down and kill him!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

I only saw the 4th quarter last night and it was ordinary to say the least. The only thing that made Aus look good in the 4th was the guy who threw an air ball/brick from the foul line.

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The Dream  
Years ago

in the last 2mins mexico were in multiple positions to steal the game
did they throw this game?

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Camel 31  
Years ago

Well, I never been to Spain, but I kinda like to be there, even though Jawai should be sent home and Gibson cain't play.

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